Intel Sandybridge graphics support?

Robin Hahling robin.hahling at
Thu Feb 19 22:14:34 PST 2015

On Friday 20 February 2015 09.30:44 Baurzhan Muftakhidinov wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried both 4.0.3 and most recent snapshot (17 feb), but,
> unfortunately, cannot get to a desktop, after
> starting X I only see black-ish screen. Even
> not possible to kill X session with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.
> The CPU is Intel Core i5 2520M (laptop).
> Any suggestion?
> Thanks,


This sandy bridge CPU has an Intel HD3000 graphics processor, which is 
actually the same that I have in my laptop (Intel Core i7 2620M).

It shall be well supported both in 4.0.3 and master so you might have missed a 
step or something. Is xf86-video-intel29 installed (it's a more recent version 
than xf86-video-intel) ? What is the content of your ~/.xinitrc? Are you sure 
there is no mistake there?

Personally, I don't even have a xorg.conf file since it is not required. It 
shall really work out of the box.


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